very OT: it's vs. its / was Re: tube digital interest
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 16:39:07 CST 2009
On 12/14/09, David Griffith <dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Dec 2009, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> On 12/14/09, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
>>> Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud
>>> hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.
>> My reaction to reading this the first time (many years ago) was "Holy
>> cow! Mark Twain was an alien from the planet Resida!" (a reference
>> you'll get if you've played Infocom's "Planetfall").
> Given that the Infocom guys are fairly well-read, I'm sure that they
> borrowed ideas from Twain in that regard.
I'm sure that's the case, but since I played Planetfall long before I
read the Twain essay, my initial reaction went the other way. ;-)
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